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The end of modernity : what the financial and environmental crisis is really telling us

Stuart Sim author.


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  • Title:
    The end of modernity : what the financial and environmental crisis is really telling us
  • Author: Stuart Sim author.
  • Description: Cover; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Part I The End of Modernity? The Cultural Dimension; 1 Introduction: The End of Modernity; 2 Modernity: Promise and Reality; 3 Beyond Postmodernity; Part II The End of Modernity? The Economic Dimension; 4 Marx was Right, But . . .; 5 Diagnosing the Market: Fundamentalism as Cure, Fundamentalism as Disease; 6 Forget Friedman; Part III Beyond Modernity; 7 Learning from the Arts: Life After Modernism; 8 Politics After Modernity; 9 Conclusion: A Post- Progress World; Notes; Bibliography; Index
    Global financial crisis, global environmental crisis - what connects them? Stuart Sim claims they are both symptoms of the end of modernity, the cultural system that has prevailed in the West from the Enlightenment onwards. In this provocative book, Sim argues that the modern world's insatiable need for technologically-driven economic progress is unsustainable, and potentially destructive of the planet and its socio-economic systems. The new landscape this creates - socially, politically, economically, intellectually - is explored through an interdisciplinary approach, providing a wide-ranging
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Publisher: Edinburgh, England : Edinburgh University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (233 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-282-74983-8;ISBN 9786612749834;ISBN 0-7486-4241-2
  • Subjects: Civilization, Modern -- 21st century; Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009; Climatic changes; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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